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Type 1 diabetes

When you have diabetes, it is important to plan and prepare for pregnancy before you start trying for a baby.

It is recommended that you have a review of your diabetes, and your general health, at least three to six months beforehand.

Information is available for the following topics:

Contraception

Diabetes and pregnancy risks

Unplanned pregnancy

Planning for pregnancy

Eating well and staying active during pregnancy

Diabetes-related complications before and during pregnancy

Diabetes during pregnancy

Labour and birth

After your baby is born

Breastfeeding

Your emotional wellbeing

For partners, family and friends

How partners, family and friends can support women with diabetes during pregnancy.

Supporting your partner during and after pregnancy

Supporting your family or friend during and after pregnancy

The NDSS and you

A wide range of services and support is available through the NDSS to help you manage your diabetes.  The services, education programs and subsidised products available, can help you stay on top of your diabetes. You can also call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700.